Bernstein’s Candide with the Utah Symphony

Bernstein’s Candide with the Utah Symphony
Abravanel Hall
123 W S Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101, USA Get Directions



What better way to round off the celebrations of Leonard Bernstein’s 100th anniversary year than with his satirical, hilarious, and touching comic operetta, Candide! Produced in collaboration with Utah Opera, an impressive cast of vocalists joined by the Utah Opera Chorus tell the story of a young man’s journey from innocence to worldliness, from Europe to South America, in love and in death, and finally to a life of contentment and peace. Bernstein’s brilliant score includes such musical favorites as “Glitter and be gay” and “Make our garden grow.” You won’t want to miss this event of the season!

Signature Performance: No discounts available.

November 9, 2018 / 7:30 PM / Abravanel Hall | Directions

November 10, 2018 / 5:30 PM / Abravanel Hall | Directions

2018-19 Season Fundraising Soirée

Save the date! The adventures of Candide continue after Saturday’s performance at a special fundraising event.

This performance is currently available to purchase as part of a season ticket package. Individual tickets go on sale June 19, 2018 at 10 AM.

This is part of the Masterworks Series | SUBSCRIBE


  • Thierry Fischer, conductor
  • Garnett Bruce, director
  • James Sale, lighting designer
  • Jonathan Johnson, Candide
  • Lauren Snouffer, Cunegonde
  • Hugh Russell, Dr. Pangloss
  • Victoria Livengood, Old Lady
  • Aleks Romano, Paquette
  • Mark Diamond, Maximilian
  • Utah Opera Chorus


  • Bernstein: Candide


GENERAL AGE GUIDELINE: Individuals ages five and older are welcome at this performance. Parents should ensure their children are able to sit quietly through the performance without disturbing others around them. No babes in arms will be admitted.